Press (and other coverage)
Every Breath You Take: iNews centrefold article, March 2021.
The Independent, Books of the Month, March 2021.
Wall Street Journal review, June 2015.
Daily Mirror, feature article, September 2015.
E&T interview, March 2021.
Herald 'Big Read', feature, March 2021.
Herald 'Big Read', feature, March 2021.
Airone feature, Italy, 2019.
La Repubblica interview, Italy, 2019.
TPI interview by Nicola Baroni, Italy, 2019.
Balance feature article, 2021.
New Scientist review, 2008.
Daily Mail feature, 2008.
Wired/Geek Dad Review, 2008.
Boing Boing extract, 2015.
American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award (Books), 2016.
Physics World Books of the Year, 2015.
Fun Kids Radio, 2021.
Cape Argus (South Africa) review, 2015.
NSTA Recommends, The Science Teacher, 2015.
Science review, December 2006.
The Washington Post, interview about climate change, September 2021.
From the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post to New Scientist and The Daily Mail, here's a random selection of press coverage from the last few years. There are many more reviews on the books page. My books are published all around the world so a few of these pieces are not in English. (But you do speak Slovak, don't you... so that's ok.)
- How to actually make your travel better for the planet by Natalie B. Compton, The Washington Post, September 2021.
- Every breath you take by Chris Woodford, iNews, March 2021.
- Neil Mackay's Big Read: Air Pollution, The Herald, March 2021.
- How to help stop the world's biggest invisible killer by Chris Woodford, Balance magazine, May 2021.
- Air pollution in parts of Dartford worse than Paris, Madrid and Rome amid calls for more effective monitoring sites, Dartford Chronicle, April 2021.
- The Book Department, The Bay Magazine, March 2021.
- 'Ever since humans discovered fire, air pollution has been an issue': Chris Woodford" by Nick Smith, IET, March 2021.
- Air pollution: Rosamund Kissi-Debrah and Chris Woodford on his new book Breathless, Alexis Conran/Times Radio, 13 March 2021.
- Books of the month: From Kazuo Ishiguro's Klara and the Sun to Melissa Broder's Milk Fed by Martin Chilton, The Independent, 8 March 2021.
- The Jo Good Show: Chris Woodford speaks about the impact of lockdown pollution, BBC Radio London, 4 March 2021.
Atoms Under the Floorboards
- Il libro di Chris Woodford per capire come funziona tutto ciò che ci circonda by Maria Arcà, Galileo (Italy), 15 August 2019.
- Ecco perché (prima o poi) tutte le automobili saranno elettriche by Chris Woodford, Linkieta (Italy), 15 August 2019.
- Impariamo le leggi della fisica nella vita domestica quotidiana by Andrea Porta, Airone (Italy), May 2019.
- "Prendete in giro i terrapiattisti, ma sapete perchê il vento non butta giù i grattacieli?": TPI intervista il divulgatore scientifico Chris Woodford by Nicola Baroni, The Post Internazionale (Italy), 24 April 2019.
- Bellini: spiegare il design ai bambini ci permette di capire meglio il suo significato, Radio 24 (Italy), 7 April 2019.
- Buono quel ketchup ma per capirlo ci vuole la fisica [PDF] by Alex Saragosa, Il Venerdì, La Repubblica (Italy), 22 February 2019.
- 13 Scientific Explanations for Everyday Life by Shaunacy Farro, Mental Floss, 10 July 2018.
- Review: Atoms under the floorboards by Jamie Durrani, Chemistry World, 2016.
- Chris Woodford: The difficulty of explaining science, Talk Radio Europe (Spain), 24 November 2017.
- Upstairs, downstairs by Chris Woodford, Elementy (Russia), 2017.
- The cool stuff about atoms: Ask your questions by Debarghya Sanyal, Business Standard (India), 2016.
- Top physics books of 2015 by Margaret Harris, Physics World, 3 December 2015.
- AIP Congratulates its 2016 Science Writing Award Winners, American Institute of Physics, 6 October 2016.
- New in paperback: 'Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel' by Andreea Ciulac, Chicago Tribune, 13 July 2016.
- Bright Ideas by William Gurstelle, Wall Street Journal, 19 June 2015. [Review of Atoms Under the Floorboards]
- An excerpt from Chris Woodford's new book, 'Atoms Under the Floorboards' by Chris Woodford, Boing Boing, 12 May 2015.
- Atoms under the floorboards by Cary Seidman, The Science Teacher, NSTA Recommends, November 2015, p.72.
- Concentrate... here comes the science bit: The eggheads' take on daily life by Amanda Killelea, Daily Mirror, 5 September 2015.
- Atoms Under The Floorboards by Chris Woodford (book review) by UncleGeoff, SF Crows Nest, September 2015.
- Book Marks by Sue Townsend, Cape Times (South Africa), 17 July 2015, p.27.
- How to have all the answers for your curious kid by Vivien Horler, Cape Argus (South Africa), Sunday 12 July 2015, p.19.
- The Modern Notion Podcast: Atoms Under the Floorboards: Interview by Emma Morgenstern, 19 June 2015.
- Book Rack, Deccan Herald (India), June 2015.
- Atoms Under the Floorboards: review by Patrick Gane, The Sun, 27 March 2015, p.60.
- That Science Bit: Freezing Flowers, The Anton Savage Show, Today FM (Ireland), 12th March 2015.
- Why Your Car is a Chemistry Lab on Wheels by Chris Woodford, Yahoo! India, 20 February 2015. (Chapter extract for the Indian market.)
"Cool Stuff" books
- Up close and personal with design classics: Cool Stuff Exploded by Chris Woodford: Daily Mail, December 2008.
- Christmas gift books guide: The Globe and Mail (Canada), 8 December 2008.
- GeekDad Review: Cool Stuff Exploded by Chris Woodford by Matt Blum, Wired, September 2008.
- Review: Cool Stuff Exploded by Chris Woodford by David Robson, New Scientist, December 2008.
- Wondrous Tales—All True by Karen MacPherson, Washington Post, 9 December 2007.
- Science Books for Fun and Learning: Some Recommendations from 2006 by Heather Malcolmson et al, Science, Vol. 314, No. 5805 (Dec. 8, 2006), pp. 1543–1545.
- How Cool Stuff Works—In short by Ian Finlayson, The Times (London), Books, 1 October 2005, p.10.
- The funny and peculiar facts of life - Books Reference by Boyd Tonkin, The Independent, 2 December 2005, pp.8–9.
Some of these are interviews, some are book reviews, some are one-off articles, some are translated versions of my articles published by other people, some feature quotes from me (or my alter ego, "Explain that Stuff"), and some are interesting, fleeting mentions.
- The Mycology TikToker Embracing the Sound of Shrooms by Samantha Hissong, Rolling Stone, November 27, 2021. How do mushrooms make music? Well... a bit like synthesizers, apparently.
- "Scientists who changed history": a pop book by Claudio Bellumori, L'Opinione (Italy), March 2021.
- The Pineapple's Deadly Cousin and The Internet Explained (by Chris Woodford), Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast, 23 January 2021.
- Up Your Game With Physics, Science Museum of Minnesota, 2 July 2020.
- Electric guitars by Chris Woodford, Front Vision (China), 2020.
- The 2020s: life as we will know it in the next decade by Nadine Dreyer, Sunday Times (South Africa), 5 January 2020.
- How important are supercomputers to the US and China?: VN Express (Vietnam), 25 June 2019.
- The secret code only you and God know, Tirto (Indonesia), 2019.
- How can we reduce plastic in our beauty routine?, Women's Environmental Network, 2018.
- Science: A Children's Encyclopedia—by Chris Woodford & Steve Parker by Robin Brooks, Geek Dad, 5 September 2018.
- È come un bacio appassionato", ecco perché non resistiamo al cioccolato. E festeggiamo la giornata mondiale by Eleonora Cozzella, La Repubblica (Italy), 7 July 2018.
- Hey Golfers, Sports Fans And Everyone Else - Lightning Causes Thunder by Marshall Shepherd, Forbes, 25 June 2018.
- Inside the workhorse engine: Business World, 31 January 2018.
- Supercapacitor breakthrough suggests EVs could charge in seconds but with a trade-off: Teslerati, December 2016.
- Hoe komt het dat we de warmte van de zon voelen? by Debarghya Sanyal, Rijmond (Holland), 17 December 2016.
- Is nanotech failing casual learners? by Andrew D. Maynard, Nature, 7 September 2016.
- What are the technologies of the future and what will robots do for us? by Chris Woodford and Steve Parker, Pravda (Slovakia), 24 September 2015.
- Want to learn to surf? Science can help you by Vincent Manilève, Slate (France), 17 August 2015.
- Los diez experimentos de la física que cambiaron la historia by R. Pérez (Spain), 9 August 2015.
- The chameleon Lamborghini: Vehicle changes colour to reveal a Captain America design thanks to heat-sensitive paint by Jack Millner, Daily Mail, 31 July 2015.
- Who knew frying an egg could blow your mind! by Sarah Griffiths, Daily Mail, 16 July 2015.
- Motion in the ocean: the energy in waves by Chris Woodford, Surfing Doctors Europe, 7 July 2015.
- Superstrong Science: Explore Nanotechnology Using Paper by Science Buddies, Scientific American, 29 January 2015.
- The wonder of wetsuits by Chris Woodford, Surfing Doctors Europe, 22 December 2012.
- Chris Woodford talks to Plastic is Rubbish: Plasticisrubbish Blog, 1 October 2011.
- The Elements: Chris Woodford by Elizabeth Offutt, The Science Teacher, September 2003, p.98.
Radio interviews and podcasts
Most of the interviews I've done aren't online, but here are a few that seem to have escaped the "delete" button:
- Why are fax machines still popular in Japan? with Luke Jones, The John Pienaar Show, Times Radio, 10 August 2021.
- Air pollution: Rosamund Kissi-Debrah and Chris Woodford on his new book Breathless with Alexis Conran, Times Radio, 13 March 2021.
- The Jo Good Show: Chris Woodford speaks about the impact of lockdown pollution: BBC Radio London, 4 March 2021.
- The Pineapple's Deadly Cousin and The Internet Explained (by Chris Woodford) with Dan Simpson, Fun Kids Science Weekly Podcast, 23 January 2021.
- That Science Bit: Freezing Flowers: The Anton Savage Show, Today FM, 12th March 2015. 15–minute interview about Atoms Under the Floorboards on one of Ireland's top daytime radio shows.
- Chris Woodford: The difficulty of explaining science: Talk Radio Europe, 24 November 2017. Do "ordinary" people understand science and, if not, what can we do to help?
- The Modern Notion Podcast: 19 June 2015. A 10–15 minute chat about Atoms Under the Floorboards with Emma Morgenstern. The interview begins at 37:27.
I dropped out of academia and the citation rat-race many years ago and I don't generally write in peer-reviewed journals. But if you're interested in that sort of thing, you can find academic and technical citations to my books (and online articles) through my Google Scholar profile, a general search on Google Scholar (which, for some reason, gives a lot more results), and via Google Books. Take all this with a pinch of salt: like everything Google does, these are automatically "aggregated" and very flawed.
I don't use Twitter, but I do "listen" to the feedback people leave in Tweets about things I've written. This is one of my favourites: